We need a mattress that's firm and comfortable that won't sag under very heavy people.
I'm 5'8" and almost 300 lbs. Hubby is 6'2" and 350 lbs. We are in pain.
After reading your blog, I know that you know what a difficult time we've had finding a mattress that lasts.
Any single mattress that's comfortable will not hold up well over the years under those weights.
My recommendation comes in two parts.
I good, strong, firm mattress for support and durability is where to start.
Add to that, a softer latex topper for surface comfort that wears well.
As the years go by, you'll eventually need to replace the topper.
But, because the latex topper will do a great job of absorbing your body weights, the mattress will last longer than it would normally, which will save you from having to replace the mattress for quite a long time.
The items I'm recommending will allow you to sleep without pain.
The mattress is the Natura of Canada Greenspring in Firm.
Click on this link to view specifications and prices:
Please help me decide between an innerspring with latex vs. an all latex mattress.
How do I know which is best for me?
Pure, All-Natural, Hypoallergenic Latex Foam is and has been the best upholstery material available for the past 100 years. All latex mattresses tend to be the longest lasting of any type of mattress.
An innerspring mattress provides pushback support against your spine, which no all foam mattress can do.
As we age, the discs between the vertebrae in our spines wear.
It's at this point that the support from an innerspring mattress becomes important.
Having a desk job, where you spend a lot of time sitting can make that age younger.
Also, damage to the back due to accidents and/or physically demanding sports can make this type of mattress necessary. That said, after the age of 50, it's a good bet that this type of mattress is necessary.
The best of these mattresses is the Natura of Canada Greenspring, with the Ultra Plush model being the most comfortable...that line of mattresses, shown here.
The ship we were on had a flat, hard platform with a 3" latex mattress.
That's all there was to it!...We slept great!
I already have one of your Wolf mattresses in our guest bedroom.
I was hoping to replicate my sleeping experience, while on vacation, with a firm Wolf mattress and a latex topper. However, I need a Cal. King and it doesn't look like they have mattresses in that size.
Do you know if they will make one for me.
What do you recommend instead?
I called Wolf. They still have no plans on offering a Cal. King.
The Natura of Canada Greenspring in Firm is the logical next choice.
It is a more elaborately made mattress and superior in quality.
Although, at your sizes, it is more mattress than is necessary.
We bought an Aireloom Mattress. 2 years later it passed their inspection for failure.
They made us," upgrade" $600 to a firmer bed which was worse.
Now 3 years after that, we are waiting for another inspection.
But I wonder if they have changed their metrics to make it harder to determine a failed bed?
The sales person at the store told me a 1 inch depression would warrant the mattress a failure but I see online comments that it's 1 1/2 inches.
They use a large, zero weight cardboard circle on top of the mattress which hides the depressions quite well.
I feel like I've been had, like in the old days at the fair when we paid to throw dimes on a plate...it never worked because the plates were rigged/greased/convex.
We are now $6,000.00 into a bed/manufacturer that is awful.
I'm not sure where to go from here or what brand to trust anymore.
We have waited 4 months for the inspection, and honestly, this entire system should be exposed because the bedding stores are selling these awful beds and bragging about the "excellent" warrantee which is not true.
I’ve been blogging for almost 2 decades, exposing the lies used to promote memory foam upholstered mattresses.
The warranties are a scam because memory foam returns to its original shape, or close enough to it, so that the consumer is highly unlikely to prevail in a warranty claim.
Memory foam is specifically designed to cause a mattress to need frequent replacing, and not under the terms of the warranty.
It has created a boon for the industry and a nightmare for the consumer.
To enhance the use of your mattress and minimize your economic losses, flip the mattress over and add whatever you have to soften it, like a comforter.
You can also buy a soft mattress topper for it.
Latex is and has been the best upholstery material for the last 100 years.
This plush latex topper is the best buy in latex mattress toppers.
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